Is the “I Am Legend” prequel suddenly a sequel?

According to web rumours, the current “I am Legend” prequel is being redrafted as a sequel.

Scripted by D.B Weiss, the film was to be based on a detailed outline delivered by none other than Will Smith.

The prequel would take place “several years before the original” and follow Smith’s character Robert Neville as he fails to save a small pocket of survivors.

As yet the studio has not confirmed reports of the change; check back with for the latest info.